Years ago, when I was nuts, I bought a party rental company in the Hamptons. I sold it to the largest party rental company on planet earth, Classic Party Rentals, two years later. Other people's dirty dishes returning to me was not in my sweet spot. Part of the purchase deal was that I would move to Los Angeles for two years and run the marketing department nationally. VP of Marketing for a Fortune 500 size company. So me. I was allowed to continue to run Blue Shoe, but we cut back substantially during my two years there. I do marketing like I'm on a jet ski, and like many companies its size, Classic is the Titanic; they convene many a manager to discuss and think through every iceberg looming minutes away. It wasn't a fit.
Wow, Chris! I never knew the backstory on your party rental business. So interesting! You're a brave gal! Love, Jamie
How could I have not heard this story before? I am dying with laughter! So many lessons here!